Friday, April 1, 2011

How to Donate Your Old Eyeglasses

Sara Roberts is a content contributor for Just Eyewear, an eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses retailer.
One man’s trash is more than another man’s treasure; it could be another man’s livelihood. While your prescription may not work for your eyes anymore, it may still be the perfect one for someone else’s eyes. Whether you are changing glasses because you’re just ready for new frames, or because the prescription has changed, help out your fellow man by donating your old glasses.

You can find out more about donating your old eyeglasses at Do Good ....

Friday, February 25, 2011

Moving on ...

I've moved ...

Both in the real world ... and here online ....

You can now find me blogging about Digital Philanthropy, Sustainable Living, and more at Do Good.

This is also the new home of the Be the Change Bookclub.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

4 Contests for Charity

And the Winner is ...
This is a guest post by Jennifer Williams.  She blogs at And you can follow her on Twitter @JtotheWilliams.
Contests have the preternatural ability to arouse competitiveness in even the most timid of individuals. Combined with a possibility of winning something and plain good old fashioned fun, contests, be they watermelon seed-spitting or a game show, appeal to just about everyone.

While the law of the contest dictates there be one winner and many losers, the contest for charity is different. With charity, the participant’s acts are on behalf of another, and while one may win, very few will feel like losers.

Charities are dedicated to making positive impacts on the world and the people who inhabit it. Some charities host dinner parties, some marathons, while others, like Kars for Kids, utilize sales from car donations to support the needy. Sometimes charities need a little help, and what better way to rouse the forces than a contest?

Whether philanthropic participant or planner, these four types of charity contest should inspire you: